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New Methods of Production

  • David F. Channell
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Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 35)

Abstract

This chapter traces how the development of the automobile industry led to new methods of production. It analyzes how Henry Ford and a team of engineers at the Ford Motor Company developed the idea of Mass Production by combining the idea of interchangeable parts and the idea of the moving assembly line. The chapter also discusses how Fredrick Winslow Taylor’s idea of Scientific Management combined with Ford’s idea of Mass Production to create a new method of production based on scientific principles, such as time-and-motion studies and industrial psychology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesThe University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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